2002 champion Hines crowned at Terre Haute

Hines wins Stoops Freightliner Championship. Yeley takes "Fall Harvest Classic" Sprint finale. Tracy Hines of New Castle, Ind. is the 2002 Stoops Freightliner Sprint Car Champion after his second-place finish in Saturday night's "Fall ...

Hines wins Stoops Freightliner Championship.

Yeley takes "Fall Harvest Classic" Sprint finale.

Tracy Hines of New Castle, Ind. is the 2002 Stoops Freightliner Sprint Car Champion after his second-place finish in Saturday night's "Fall Harvest Classic" series finale at the Terre Haute (Ind.) Action Track. He finished with a 13-point margin over defending series titlist J.J. Yeley in the final standings. It's Hines' second USAC title, since he also won the 2000 Silver Crown Championship.

Yeley won the Terre Haute finale, leading the final 20 laps in his ABC Sand & Rock/Red Line Oil RPM/Twister after passing Hines on lap 11. Hines led the first 10 laps and finished second, ahead of Boston Reid, Bud Kaeding and Matt Westfall.

Californian Damion Gardner posted the fastest qualifying time, while heats races went to Levi Jones, Kaeding, Jon Stanbrough and Justin Marvel. Yeley won the semi.

Derek Davidson, Jay Drake and Dave Darland secured "top-10" finishes at Terre Haute to claim third, fourth and fifth respectively in the final Stoops Freightliner standings.

The USAC Sprint Cars will compete October 26 at Twin Cities Raceway Park in North Vernon, Ind. in a complete post-season "special event" race program with a 30-lap feature on tap.

USAC STOOPS FREIGHTLINER SPRINT CAR SERIES FINAL STANDINGS
1. Tracy Hines 1,538
2. J.J. Yeley 1,525
3. Derek Davidson 1,122
4. Jay Drake 1,056
5. Dave Darland 980
6. Levi Jones 906
7. Tony Elliott 786
8. Boston Reid 737
9. Cory Kruseman 682
10. Brian Tyler 648

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Series USAC
Drivers Dave Darland , J.J. Yeley , Tracy Hines , Brian Tyler , Bud Kaeding , Tony Elliott , Cory Kruseman , Jay Drake , Matt Westfall , Levi Jones , Jon Stanbrough , Boston Reid , Damion Gardner